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for a target. >> kabul, afghanistan afghan president hamid karzai is currently refusing to sign a treaty that would leave a small nato force in the country. if nothing changes, all foreign soldiers will leave by the end of this year. in secret, karzai has been negotiating with the taliban, in order to avoid a full-blown civil war. since 2005, the taliban has clawed back territory. they now dominate large parts of the country. >> but approximately only one hour's drive from here, right over behind the mountain there, is logar. and in logar there's still a war going on. >> i wanted to see what the war looked like from the other side - in the charkh district of logar province - a region which has seen violent clashes in recent years. through trusted sources, we contacted the taliban there. i hoped it would offer a rare glimpse inside the insurgency. we were told we would get a phone call in a few days. >> "i'm on my way to see what the taliban are up against. i'm going to visit a training center for the afghan national army" >> while the afghan national army is around 200,000 strong, it's r
the other side. >> the fighter jet is still in the air circling looking for a target. >> kabul, afghanistan afghan president hamid karzai is currently refusing to sign a treaty that would leave a small nato force in the country. if nothing changes, all foreign soldiers will leave by the end of this year. in secret, karzai has been negotiating with the taliban, in order to avoid a full-blown civil war. since 2005, the taliban has clawed back territory. they now dominate large parts of the country. >> but approximately only one hour's drive from here, right over behind the mountain there, is logar. and in logar there's still a war going on. >> i wanted to see what the war looked like from the other side - in the charkh district of logar province - a region which has seen violent clashes in recent years. through trusted sources, we contacted the taliban there. i hoped it would offer a rare glimpse inside the insurgency. we were told we would get a phone call in a few days. >> "i'm on my way to see what the taliban are up against. i'm going to visit a training center for the afghan national arm
in the air circling looking for a target. >> kabul, afghanistan afghan president hamid karzai is currently refusing to sign a treaty that would leave a small nato force in the country. if nothing changes, all foreign soldiers will leave by the end of this year. in secret, karzai has been negotiating with the taliban, in order to avoid a full-blown civil war. since 2005, the taliban has clawed back territory. they now dominate large parts of the country. >> but approximately only one hour's drive from here, right over behind the mountain there, is logar. and in logar there's still a war going on. >> i wanted to see what the war looked like from the other side - in the charkh district of logar province - a region which has seen violent clashes in recent years. through trusted sources, we contacted the taliban there. i hoped it would offer a rare glimpse inside the insurgency. we were told we would get a phone call in a few days. >> "i'm on my way to see what the taliban are up against. i'm going to visit a training center for the afghan national army" >> while the afghan national army is aro
on this issue. gamelwe want to thank kim from joining us, from the associated press. joining us from kabul. we appreciate you being with us. guest: >> thank you. host: give us a sense of how things unfolded yesterday. what would you see around the streets of kabul and the rest of afghanistan? guest: the excitement was palpable and there was a clear difference from 2009. people actually wanted to vote and they were standing in line and it was raining outside. they were standing in the mud. of men and women. -- just at polling stations but some of them were. there were hundreds of people wanting to have their say, and the difference is that people were actually choosing the president. that made a big difference on and others of kabul cities. i will say in some areas, especially, obviously areas controlled by the taliban, i would say the majority of the areas, turnout was high. afghans you talked residents, how significantly do they view this vote yesterday? it wasthey felt significant, they really felt like this was a historic vote. they were knowledgeable of the threat of the violence. high-pro
for this election. our chief international correspondent lyse doucet is in kabul. >> reporter: there's been a wave of deadly taliban attacks mostly here in kabul in the days leading up to the poles that are set to take place tomorrow in afghanistan. we understood they would be targeting polling stations and security forces. but today has come this name that two foreign journalists has been shot and one deed. we will report on the mood of the country in just a moment. first we are joined by the spokesperson for afghanistan's minister of the interior. sidiq, we understand the attack took place in eastern afghanistan close to the pakistan border. what other details are now clear? >> we are working on the details. but it was a very unfortunate incident. the security is very tight. and the guy responsibility for the security of this place might have a wrong conclusion of the place or the person approaching him. we will investigate the unfortunate reason this incident happened. >> you seem to suggest that it wasn't a target killing, it was mistaken identity. >> it could be mistaken identity or bad concl
doctors at a hospital run by a u.s. charity in kabul. >>> one year from the building collapse, victims wait for compensation. we ask why. >>> and a trial in munich for bribery charges which he denies. >>> hello everyone. let's start in ukraine where a tense standoff continues in several cities in the east of the country. the ukrainian government says it now has gained control in the east in the city at mariupol, a port from pro russian separatists holding the hull the last several weeks. in cities like slovyansk and donetsk, russian protestors occupy government buildings after two weeks. the question remain, how much control does russia, in other words moscow, have over the pro-russian separatists in the cities like this in the east? president barack obama has accused russia for failing to respect the terms of last week's geneva agreement that seemed to offer a chance of defusing tension. >> we have seen them not a bide by the spirit or letter of the agreement in geneva. instead we continue to see militias and armed men taking over buildings, harassing folks who are disagreeing with t
of an analog of what you'll have in kabul, where the mayor of kabul cannot project power any further than a few miles past his gates. >> we're talking about two afghanistans, the urban afghanistan and the outlying areas. >> any time we try to divide up afghanistan this or that, we go wrong. it's not taliban black, the government white. everyone is shades of gray. it's not like the rural-urban divide totally explains that but there's a lot to that as well. >> reuben on that point the two afghanistans notion, is this anything other than a new round of tribal warfare of war lords in charge of their own areas? >> i think that we tend to focus too much on the military aspects. the military is only one can aspect of this -- one aspect of this. as you saw in the film the taliban's main grievance as they targeted is the presence of the foreign forces in the country and the lack of governance by the authorities in kabul, their inability to reach out and the key question: how willpower be exercised in afghanistan and how will it be distributed amongst the groups that make up this quite divided country.
of the city of kabul, in a place that was supposed to be safe. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel reports from kabul. >> reporter: it's a wonder 2-year-old abu zar is alive at all. an attacker shot him four times, including in the head. doctors here fought to save his life. when he woke up from a coma, his 17-year-old aunt was there, but not his parents. they were dead, killed by the same men who shot him. these men, walking through the gate of kabul's upscale supposedly safe serena hotel. they were searched, but not thoroughly. they had pistols hidden in their shoes, undetected. they walked to the hotel restaurant and started shooting. >> the first thing i hear is just a bunch of popping. i hear gunshots. >> reporter: kim motley, an american lawyer, had just checked in. she represents afghan rape victims and works to free foreigners from afghan jails. she knows how dangerous it can be here. did you think you were going to die that night? >> i thought it was a possibility. it was the closest i've ever come to thinking i was going to die. >> reporter: by the time police arrived, si
to a district hospital in the province some sixty km south of afghanistan's capital kabul meanwhile current afghan prison karzai has cast his vote in kabul karzai is constitutionally barred from running for third consecutive five year term. but he urged all afghan voters to take part in the election the election marks the nation's fourth democratic transfer of power or through the ballot box altogether around twelve million voters all eligible to cast their ballots. apple was six thousand polling centers. there are the contenders in the race opinion polls showed three candidates are frontrunners the trouble of dylan at the leading opposition figure in the country and the runner up in the two thousand and nine polls. i shrug on e cummings i is a form of finance minister and former world bank official who gone about twenty percent of them in two thousand and to my russell is an afghan politician who served as foreign minister of afghanistan from january of two thousand to june to october of twenty thirty around three hundred fifty thousand police on me in special forces units had been deploy
. here are the stories we are following. >> polling stations in kabul making history - a vote for president and democracy. >> after vanishing four weeks ago without a trace, a glimmer of hope in the search for malaysia airlines flight mh370. >> rallies across the country calling for comprehensive immigration reform. >> the polls have closed in afghanistan. the nation voted in the first democratic election. there are fearing of violence because of a string of bombing and shootings. the day went off smoothly. we have that story in kabul. the queue started before the polling stations opened. despite taliban threats to target the operation, people wanted to vote. in afghanistan's 5,000 year history, this marks the first democratic transfer of power, the people here eager to seize the chance. >> you can see everyone coming here. for me, i don't have any kind of taliban. >> 12 million from eligible to vote. in parts of the country where the taliban held sway polling stations were closed. people queue up after going through a security check, dip their finger in indelible ink. pick up
working at a hospital in kabul. he has importantly opened fire. three women have been kid. let's get the latest from our correspondent, who is live in kabul. bring us up to date. what more do you know? >> well, this morning an afghan security guard was supposed to secure the hospital. he opened fire on the hospital and killed three foreigners and injured two. now it is the second similar attack on foreigners in three weeks. earlier, three weeks ago, an afghan policeman opened fire on two journalists, killing one, injuring another. these attacks affected the work of foreigners, that aid was coming and delivering by the foreigners. afghan police is telling us that the guy who - the policeman who opened fire on the foreigners in the hospital is under arrest, and he has injured himself. >> live in kabul, thank you. >> pakistani fighter jets carried out air strikes in the north-west, bombing fighter bases. close to the afghan border. the military says it inflicted casualties. live to kamal hyder, joining us from islamabad. what can you tell us about the incident in pakistan today? >> we a
-4 months after they took control of kabul to ask for afghanistan's un seat not realizing that wasn't within the power of the secretary general. of the people who were there, the delegation was led my a man who later became their foreign minister and i saw in kabul a week ago. he is a con -- he was an intern for some time. he is currently a member of the afghan high peace council in kabul and reconciled and another man who was the minister of refugees and was assassinated after returning from a meeting in dubai trying to start a peace conference. the chairman went on later to become the center of commerce and is now likely to be in the next cabinet. this is a historic room and a pleasure to welcome dipali mukhopadhyay who i met at the international studies union in san diego from a friend. let me start by referring to something that jack mentioned which was that i was on the un delegation at the bon tox which setup or launched the process that led to the current government of afghanistan after 9/11 and the united states decision to overthrow the taliban regime. one of the issues we faced at
was in york times bureau chief in kabul now lisa johnson drove in hangs her hat in the french capital. in icu and from delhi. our correspondent vikram singh who is just back from kabul. nice to see the crown as well the postman pat today we can join the conversation on facebook and twitter are passionate and two for debates. forty eight hours to go a lot of uncertainty so it's always a heavy lift organizing an election in afghanistan a few days ahead of the presidential vote thousands of ballot boxes were transported to polling stations across afghanistan the mormon by the way is on offer. i wanted to deliver without a hitch. and i do think oh four got it from after thirteen years in power president karzai will leave office since he cannot run for a third term the candidates will to succeed in the front runners if the election goes smoothly it would be afghanistan's first democratic transition anniston in the coming days could see the very first time a new leader take power through nonviolent means to be the very first time that a sitting here it would willingly hand over power to the new lea
from kabul. we appreciate you being with us. guest: >> thank you. host: give us a sense of how things unfolded yesterday. what would you see around the streets of kabul and the rest of afghanistan? guest: the excitement was palpable and there was a clear difference from 2009. people actually wanted to vote and they were standing in line and it was raining outside. they were standing in the mud. of men and women. -- just at polling stations but some of them were. there were hundreds of people wanting to have their say, and the difference is that people were actually choosing the president. that made a big difference on and others of kabul cities. i will say in some areas, especially, obviously areas controlled by the taliban, i would say the majority of the areas, turnout was high. afghans you talked residents, how significantly do they view this vote yesterday? it wasthey felt significant, they really felt like this was a historic vote. they were knowledgeable of the threat of the violence. high-profileen attacks in recent weeks -- there wasly in kabul, a rise in violence but still we
for children. the gunman was a security guard at the cure hospital in kabul. the guard shot the four americans, then shot himself in the chin before he was taken into custody. he targeted an american doctor and three hospital visitors. the doctor, a father, and his son were all killed. both the women had surgery at the same hospital and both are stable. the taliban is not claiming responsibility. the cure hospital is run by a faith-based charity out of pennsylvania and treats 37,000 patients per year. >> and turning now to the president's four-nation asia trip, president obama is wrapping up a state dinner at japan's imperial palace, where he exchanged toasts with the emperor of japan. take a listen. >> it's been nearly 50 years since my mother first brought me to japan, but i have never forgotten the kindness that the japanese people showed me as a 6-year-old boy far away from home. it's also very humbling. i stand here as the 44th president of the united states. your majesty is the 125th emperor of japan. >> quite a contrast there. during his first full day in japan, the president was full o
kabul on the last day of campaigning ahead of saturday's election. the capital is on high alert as afghans prepare to vote in what may be their most crucial election. it's the presidential race to replace hamid karzai. nine candidates out of initial 11 are campaigning. bbc correspondent lyse doucet reports on two different candidates vying to be president. >> reporter: the crucial election is approaching. afghans are determined to take part even in kandahar, the spiritual home of the taliban who threaten to disrupt the process. but they haven't succeeded. crowds have turned out despite the risk for every candidate who has come here. this time it's a big rally for ash rid ghani afraid sy, former finance minister and world bank official. but in this pes tune stronghold he's emphasizing his tribal credentials. he's pandering peace to an area that's seen some of the worst fighting. but why would the taliban want to talk? >> the national forces are not here in the kind of numbers that made them doubtful that they will ever leave. we have succeeded at the military transition. we have
at the polls and vote. charlie d'agata reports from kabul. a deadly ebola outbreak in west africa. kelly cobiella has the latest on a virus that's already killed dozens of people. and dodger fans strike out. teri okita on the standoff that's keeping millions from watching their team. >> fans are furious with the dodgers because they feel like they've been sucker punched. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. and this is the western edition of the broadcast. from the beginning of the mystery of malaysia air flight 370, search crews have been in a race against time. the black box produces a ping for an average of 30 days after a plane goes down, and now on day 29, chinese state media report a chinese ship in the southern indian ocean hearing a signal that is the same frequency as what would be put out by the plane's data recorders. but as seth doane reports, no one is confirming this is the signal and there have been a number of false alarms so far. >> reporter: this chinese ship, a haixun 01, in the eastern part of the searc
, as stipulated by the guest from kabul, that everything will fall into chaos. >> i need to break in here and stress afghanistan has changed a lot in the last 10 years. afghanistan is no longer a primary rural society. half the people live in cities. urban areas are vibrant. kabul was a city of less than 2,000, is now over 5 million. it has undergone change. the tribal dynamics exist, but they are different to so years ago. the afghan people are making choices on their own. what will be important on this seat are the afghan people who go out and vote. that voting in and of itself, regardless of who they choose will send a signal to the taliban. that the rest of the afghan people, 80 plus% of the people that -- 80 plus per cent of the people will go forward. the afghan security force has done a good job. there has been some isolated attacks, reported too much in the press. the afghan security forces are taking high casualties, but they are saving the lives of their compatriots. >> we have to hit a break. u.s. forces are ready to step down. is the military ready to step up. someone back fr
smith, standing by in kabul. how is the big day shaping up? >> elizabeth, it's pouring with rain, we've had thunter and light -- thunder and lightening and the threat of taliban violence. kabul is almost locked down by security forces. despite all of that there seems an enthusiasm to vote. there has been long lines at polling stations. people getting drenched. taking a turn to vote. the first time in 5,000 years there'll be a democratic transfer of power. many afghans want to be part of that, despite the taliban's threat to target those taking part in the election. joined by a mayor monitoring the vote. haroon, indications are that there has been a good turn out. how important is that? >> it is important for us. it will help to improve the legitimacy of the election. we face challenges and deadlock. this is a good indication that participation will remove doubt that existed in 2014. also, there's the pressure on the independent election commission, because the voter turn out will make sure that all the fraudulent votes will be discounted and everything xble will be down. >> also, the
about the wisdom of arming local people. there was nothing he said a report from kabul the taliban carried out a string of attacks in a deep discount price in april two thousand presidential election. just a week before the poll. militants attacked the fourth flight headquarters election commission in kabul the strike is really to the secure capital served to underline the fragility of afghanistan's security station. we also already struggling to deal with a target on the beach and clear a change of approach was needed. with support from the nineties states gap in the blink of the two of local people and organized and into self defense units to helping the struggle. he did use the audio. the mission is protecting the residents of six villages in ensuring safe passage is also a jaw that the bill and what he demanded it. a self contained unit commander com dot au says he chose to give up his weapons in the past. he showed us a piece of paper. is that after this is a certificate signed by president karzai and my names of the moment enough the certificate was issued more than a decade
from richard engel. >> reporter: it happened here outside this kabul hospital, run by an american christian charity, cure international. it's one of the best pediatric and maternity clinics in the city, treating 37,000 afghans a year for nearly a decade. today a policeman at the gate opened fire killing american dr. jerry umanos and two visiting american doctors. the white house condemned the attack. the u.s. embassy saying those killed were humanitarians. this deprives the citizens of afghanistan valuable medical expertise. umanos, a pediatrician and father of three, volunteered in kabul for years. back home in chicago friends and family remembered. >> i know jerry would also really like everybody to know about his love for the afghan people, and our love for the afghan people. >> he was such a great person. such a warm spirit. you couldn't ask for a better person. >> reporter: today's tragedy is the latest case of afghan security forces killing unarmed americans. earlier this month, a policeman open fired on two associated press journalists, killing one of them. the u.s. militar
president. we will talk to our correspondent in kabul. china reports that one of the ships searching for the missing malaysian airliner may have detected a signal. and chance alone -- and chancellor angela merkel talks to the leading candidates. theirhan voters cast ballots sunday in a presidential election that should bring about the first democratic transfer of power in the nations history. voters flocked to the polls defying nationwide threats of attacks by the taliban and. reports of violence were relatively few. eight candidates were on the ballot, hoping to take over from outgoing president hamid karzai. he has been in 2001. >> vote counting is underway and election workers are busy. that was contrary to analyst protections. some polling centers stayed open longer because so many people were still in line. millions of afghans to find the threats of terrorist attacks. eager to do their part in choosing the next president. and men voted separately, everyone turning out expressed their longing for a democratic and secure afghanistan. i voted to guarantee the future of my country.
three americans slain by an afghan security officer at the children's hospital in kabul. the latest in a wave of killings of westerners in afghanistan. we'll have the latest from richaric richard engel. >> please join us in praying for the families of the victims and those affected by the shooting as well as theƧ peace in afghanistan. >>> teed up, president obama's state visit to the japan includes a tour and toasts and tough talks for russia. >> we've been preparing for the prospect that we'll have to engage in further sanctions. those are teed up. >>> and time for a little kick around, mr. president meet the robot. >> it's a pleasure to meet you. >> nice meeting you too. >> hey, good job! >> excellent. >>> good day, we'll be bringing you the breaking news from israel in just a moment first it is already friday in japan. president obama completed a jam-packed thursday, including tough talk for russia on ukraine. a strong defense of japan against china and elaborate state dinner with the emperor and little exercise with the next wave of artificial intelligence. nbc chief white hous
details of a blast that has rocked the interior ministry in the center of kabul. the interior minister, of course, oversees all the afghan police. the details are just coming into us at the moment. what we're hearing is a suicide bomber who was wearing a military uniform went to the entrance gate at the interior ministry and then detonated his device. the latest report we're getting from agencies in kabul is that four police officers have been killed. obviously it's a scene of chaos and disarray at the moment. those details are coming in to us, four killed by the suicide bomber. that threat facing the election is ever present as i mentioned. the taliban has already again warned today it would target voters on saturday, election workers, polling stations as well. our chief international correspondent lyse doucet is in afghanistan for us. she takes a look at two of the candidates who are vying to be president. >> reporter: the crucial election is approaching. afghans are determined to take part even in kandahar, the spiritual home of the taliban who threaten to disrupt the process. but t
drive from kabul, is charkh district, afghanistan. as the us and nato prepares to pull out most of their forces later this year, i travelled here to try to see what life is like in areas of afghanistan under the rule of the taliban. after days of negotiations, through intermediaries - i was told i would be allowed in, with a camera. >> i'm actually quite nervous and the reason is that five years ago when i tried to embed with a group of insurgents in helmand i was kidnapped and i was held for a week. i was lucky and managed to escape from them but still i don't hope that i will end up in the same situation. >> this sort of access is incredibly rare... its also risky - this is taliban country. >> charkh is a cluster of dusty settlements surrounding a small, central town. the taliban of charkh were burying their dead. >> one of the two taliban fighters killed in an attack on a local afghan army base. a lot of inhabitants from this village in charkh have gathered today. >> they're here to pay their respects. they're here also to mourn, and also show that they are proud. >> the dead
to workday. bill: terror strikes three american doctors. they were shot and killed in kabul by the security guard hired to protect them. martha: i'm martha maccallum. kabul police saying two of these american doctors killed are a father and his son. teegd this tragedy, these people are volunteers. they are dedicated to treating afghan women and children. >> reporter: 5 or westerners were going into the cure international hospital in kabul run by a pennsylvania-based charity. they have been there for a decade in kabul. as they were going through a security checkpoint one of the guard hired to protect them opened fired. three of those killed were americans. one of those wound was an american nurse. the guard then opened fire in the rest of the hospital. he was either shot or shot himself. but he was wound and taken down. ironically he is in custody and is receiving medical treatment at the very hospital he just attacked. bill: two women were shot and killed inside their own car. is this part after wider campaign to kill foreigners, connor? >> reporter: attacks on westerns in afghanistan are c
on election now would undergo the correspondence on caleb in kabul. sean was the situation on the ground in a way you walk. well it's extremely tense it has been for the past several days we had a new twenty cents leading up to this the taliban basically is trying to wage war on the democratic process here in afghanistan telling the government telling people what within this nation that by going to the polls on april's that they run the rest of us running into a strain on top of my taliban insurgents and so far the past week that really capture their work there were two attacks early in the week and then after three days of relative calm was a vicious attack yesterday on a very crowded street light in from the ministry of the interior me a of an insurgent. we dressed in a police uniform detonated a blast killing at least six officers are wounding five others the goal by the insurgents is to try to spread a wave of intimidation and fear across this country. keeping people from going to the polls. now we know that it's a very important presidential election the chance for a smooth transit
kabul. the taliban has vowed to disrupt voting, intimidating voters. they are determined to open up a new chapter in their history when the polls open and they elect a new leader. attacks on foreign journalists and afghans alike are a reminder that others want to remain rooted in the past. karen allen, bbc news, afghanistan. >> a dangerous time for foreigners and even more so for afghans at the time moment. the latest from kabul, i spoke to our chief international correspondent a short time ago. i started asking about the mood of the afghan people ahead of this election. >> absolutely extraordinary to see here with every taliban attack, the afghan determination to make sure the taliban do not succeed in stopping the polls is a reality. therefore, we're expecting a very large turnout tomorrow. we're also expecting violence. we're also expecting exceptionally tight security. one leading afghan journalist said to me, this is not just a very historic election to replace a president who has been in power since the fall of the taliban, it is also a referendum on the taliban. in voters, ju
president will talk to our correspondent in kabul the reports one of the chip searching for the missing malaysian airline is like a detective a single from. will conservatives of trauma the program for the european parliamentary elections the pd. their ballots sunday in a presidential election that should ring a bell first democratic transfer of power in the nation's history voters call to the polls to find nationwide threats of attacks by the taliban reports of violence were relatively few. eight candidates were on the ballot having to take over from outgoing can present on the coastline. he has been in office since the us led invasion in two thousand war counting is under way and election workers and easy given the high turnout was country to analysts' predictions. some polling centers stayed open longer because so many people was stood in line. millions of afghans define to threats of attacks. eager to do their part in choosing the next president. women and men voted separately. everyone turning out to express their longing for a democrat sic and secure afghanistan though i don't car
in afghanistan, we're joined from kabul by kevin, washington post bureau chief. you're out at the polls today. what were the scenes like? >> reporter: i think it depends where you were in afghanistan today. in kabul, the lines were very long. lots of men and women voting. in some places, actually ran out of ballots, there were so many people who wanted to vote. where i spent most of e day, about 70 miles south of kabul, there were very few voters. quite a bit of sort of small-scale taliban violence. and people worried about the insurgents potentially punishing voters after casting their ballots. so i think it really varied across the country pretty wildly. >> what about the leading candidates. >> reporter: a former world bank official, johns hopkins professor, phd from columbia university, who ran in 2009. and i think at around 3% of the vote. did very, very poorly. but this time has managed to really galvanize a huge number of afghan voters. in part by choosing a controversial vice president, a warlord named dostin, very, very popular with certain ethnic groups, but has a sort of sketchy his
in that country. six police officers died in this attack. it was on the interior ministry there in kabul. the taliban has claimed responsibility. afghan authorities have responded by shutting down many of the big western hangouts in kabul, all potential targets now. there are just four days remaining until afghans go to the polls. i'm joined now from kabul by nbc news chief correspondent richard engel, who's been keeping us updated on this story. i want to ask you a specific question. you found one powerful story of survival in this recent wave of attacks. tell us about that. >> we profiled last night on "nightly news" a young boy, a 2-year-old, and he survived m miraculo miraculously, you could say, a horrific attack on the serena atell, a luxury hotel, a supposedly safe hotel. he was at dinner with his family, a holiday meal. four gunmen went through security, they weren't thoroughly checked. they went into the hotel's dining room. they took out pistols which they had hidden in their shoes. they loaded the pistols and started firing. they killed this young boy's parents, his mother and
in lemoyne, pennsylvania, to start. you have more information about what happened at the hospital in kabul. >> we received information from witnesses in kabul, from hospital officials. this happened just around 10:00 this morning kabul time. a well-known physician. he's been identified by colleagues as a man from chicago and we'll get more details about him. >> jerry umanos. >> jerry umanos was receiving guests, three other americans. they arrived. they were dropped off in their vehicles and they were inside what is effectively the pound of this hospital, a well-known hospital treating mostly children and women with problems during pregnancies, prenatal care, after-delivery care and after they were dropped off dr. umanos was greeting them and then a security guard an afghan security guard assigned by the ministry of interior ministry, turned his gun and shot him. we're getting information about who they were. it appears that the three of them were maybe members of the same family? two of those guests, those later arrivals were killed along with the -- with dr. jerry and the third, a woman
to bernard smith who is in kabul. turn out seems to have been high. there has been a turn of bad weather, but has the voting gone smoothly. >> to answer that question, yes. in fact, security told us that the number of attacks that there have been today are less than the daily o average. security personnel have been stationed around the country to make sure that votes go smoothly. it will stay open another two hours if people are still queuing. that is showing a very high turn out. people want to vote fo vote fore first democratically voted in president in this country's 5,000 year history. the capitol has been effectively sealed off from the rest of the country security forces imposing some of the strictist control of movement this country has ever seen. >> we have the right to vote. we have always had to endure these attacks from the taliban. for how long does this have to go on? we have to elect our next government and president. >> yes, we are afraid of taliban. they will get theimany cannot vn areas they will get their fingers cut off if they do. >> the 14-year rule when the taliban
have here in kabul the country more than ten thousand miles of roads and highways constructed by western donors have fallen apart because of open teams others have been shredded by explosives laid down by insurgents. what's more the afghan government if i'm able to maintain even a fraction of what's been constructed since two thousand to one. sierra america's longest war will officially come to an end since the start of combat operations the less than twelve hundred billion dollars to help rebuild afghanistan. if the projects were well intentioned and some certainly did help improve lives. much of that spending has helped fuel consumption and waste a lot of the money has disappeared unaccounted for. the two hospitals constructed the international community needed to look instead for afghanistan to one another case of the book to see just what the money has gone. at least one u s funded hospital in afghanistan taiwan province cost taxpayers six hundred thousand dollars but it was so poorly constructed the doctors have been forced to wash into the country to the river water with
in kabul days before the afghan presidential election the six police officers were killed. ministry is located in the heart of kabul the taliban has claimed responsibility. the group opposes the presidential elections scheduled for saturday. the presidential election will choose a successor to home econs i e could facilitate afghanistan is the first democratic transfer of power. that is as legitimate. last saturday attack a fortified headquarters of the election commission injuring two police men. intensive and security are rising as voters prepare to cast their ballots a provincial election a candidate in afghanistan has been dumped in overnight on sunday. as reported being killed. ap says the governor of st kolbe province confirm the candidates hussein is on me and eighty other people or dax has done in two others were reportedly be headaches no group has yet claimed responsibility. defence teams from unfair and ten member countries and the united states are holding informal tonks in honolulu hawaii the first meeting of its kind to be held on us soil the host of the meeting is us
combat troops. i you into the cupcake and his love to see if reports from kabul eight candidates will compete in the election to choose a successor to president karzai. old and have pledged to improve national security the new stepping up its violent campaign to disrupt the polls with a series of high profile attacks. insurgents into central kabul hotel popular with foreigners. they even outside the headquarters of the election commission. some election bleachers will pull out of the concerns of the us safety. ordinary people that are wondering what sort of election day christ is made of pm. the only thing he expects little introduction to teach. we know that the team will not change anything we want to carry me the election is already being rolled back in areas where i was on the straw officials in the eastern province of la mancha have closed more than thirty per cent of the areas of the hand holding station. does he not need election officials give them a chance to cast their ballots. the officials from the motorway striking peers for their safety. this is a pivotal year for
times". showing an image of hamid karzai on display outside the defence ministry in kabul. >> anya is one of more than a doze in journalists over the world who lost their lives on assignment this year, according to the commit yes to protect journalists. last year the dangerous company as syria. out of 70 journalists, 28 were working in syria. >> looking live at a polling station, kabul will be following the outcomes. remember, for the latest you can log on to al jazeera. >> a rejected request for military leave may have sparked the spree in fort hood texas. leopoldo lopez killed three, wounding 16 others. heidi zhou-castro is following the investigation from texas. >> fort command said it was an argument that was a precipitating action to the shooting, but his father said lopes got not have been in his right mind. lopes was shocked when his mother, a nurse died of a heart attack earlier. lopes grandfather passed away a month alert. fast-forward to january. he was travelled from el paso to fort hood. he moved into this apartment with his wife and daughter. >> she was smiling. he was
bernard smith, in kabul for us. how is the day shaping up? >> well, despite the cold, rainy damp weather, there is a significant turn out to vote as far as we under. we have been around - my colleagues have been around looking at polling stations. lots of people turning out to vote. the weather is better. $12 million, 12.5 million afghan residents to vote. this is the first time in the history informant 5,000-year history of the country that there'll be a democratic transfer of power. many afghans, despite the threat from the taliban are keen to take part. i'm drawn by haroon who will be with us watching the election. what will be the decider on whether the election will be free. >> 7 o'clock people have come out of your homes to go and vote. we are not seeing taliban attacks. there are sporadic attacks. but it's not impacting people's participation. this is a good indication that this time the election is different from the previous elections and people are willing to vote because they will pick a new leader, and that will be the first time you have a peaceful transfer of power. to cont
't tats in -- candidates in kabul. and each voting has to choose one. it's not a quick process. >> president hamid karzai was one of the first to vote. the election bringing to an end 12 years of rule since the taliban was forced out of power in 2001. >> i cast my vote as a citizen of the country, i'm proud that i voted. i'm certain that the events, and our people's participation would take afghanistan towards facility and better lives for the people. >> there are eight candidates for president. abdullah abdullah is one of the three front runners. this is another. along with ashraf ghani. kabul was knocked down as part of a security operation that mobilized 400 security personnel. that helped to bring the attacks below average, according to security forces. ballot counting started as polls closed. already there are allegations of fraud being made that will test the independence of the election commission. >> i am not confident that the complaints would be handled fairly, because we don't know how the elections commission and the complaints commission will act during the past ex
of kabul earlier this week. she travels often to he region. >> they began to consolidate their position thanks to bags of money from the pakistanis. >> reporter: by 1986 the taliban controlled the area. >> one has to take into account the fact that the taliban have had sang tu wares inside pakistan. they have been able to engage in training and recruitment. >> reporter: also in '96 bin laden moved his base to afghanistan. the u.s. launched missiles at bin laden's bases afghanistan. >> reporter: that's when omar did a reconsideration, and thought that if the americans want to kill him that badly, there must be something worse protecting this guy. >> reporter: consolidating their power, the taliban enforced their strict interpretation of islamic law. music was banned. the renowned budas were destroyed. women were told to cover themselves completely. there were mass arrests and executions. after the 9-11 attacks the u.s. capable of taking over the country, but i don't think the government is capable of eliminating them. >> i would like you to talk for a minute about the composition of the
.s. draws down its forces there. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in kabul tonight. richard? >> reporter: good evening, lester. that this election even happened is an accomplishment. for weeks the taliban has been trying to stop it with a campaign of violence, attacking journalists and election workers and threatening to kill voters. but that campaign failed. despite all the threats, afghans came out to vote -- men and women lined up. >> we feel today it's really important. >> reporter: security was tight, the roads closed. president hamid karzai cast his ballot, but he's not running, banned under term limits. the next president is likely to be one of three former government ministers. all say they want u.s. troops to stay here beyond 2014. the afghan government says voter turnout was roughly 45% with around seven million votes cast. that's high considering anywhere else today would have been considered a bloodbath. a thousand polling stations, one in seven, had to close because of violence. 146 attacks on voters. still, afghans defiantly showed off their purple fingers, the
. there are 400 candidates in kabul, each voting has to choose one of the candidates. it's not a quick process. >> president karzai was one of the first to vote. the election brings to an end his 12 years of rule since the taliban was forced out of power in 2001. >> i cast my vote as a citizen of the country. i'm glad and proud that i voted. i'm certain today's event and our people's participation will take afghanistan towards stability and better lies. >> kabul was locked down as part of an unprecedented security operation mobilizing 400,000 security personnel, but helped to bring the number of attacks below the average, according to security sources. counting started as polls closed. there are allegations of fraud being made, that will test the independence of the electoral commission. >> i'm not confident that the complaints would be handled fairly. we don't know how the elections commission and the complaints commission will act during the - the past experiences that we had with the two commissions have not been desirable. this time around it remains to be seen whether they will act sincer
this - 400 candidates in kabul. each voting chooses one of those candidates, so it's not a quick process. >> president hamid karzai was one of the first to vote. the election brings to an end the 12 years of rule since the taliban was forced out of power in 2001. >> translation: i cast my vote as a citizen of this country. i'm certain that today's event and our people's participation would take afghanistan towards stability. there are eight candidates for president. abdullah abdullah is one of three frontrunners. >> it's a proud day for this proud nation. we have proven that there are people at the ballot, not of the bullet. the public, appreciates dem oblige rahsy, believes in it and is willing to make it work. the constitution is work. this is a day of celebration. kabul was locked down as part of an unprets dented nation-wide security operation that mobilized 400,000 security personal, helping to bring the number of attacks below the daily average in afghanistan. pallet counting started as polls closed. already there are allegations of fraud being made that will test the independence
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